byauthor unknown. Publication info - Philadelphia: C.W. Alexander, 1867.
True Crime account. Bridget Durgan was convicted and hanged for murdering Mrs. Coriel, her employer. In the opening passages of this book, which also contains a text which purports to be a confession written by Durgan herself, the themes that will sound through the book are revealed: Durgan is "wretched", "brutal", a "demon girl" possessed of a "hellish design". This account would appear to provide little opportunity for titillation, but the writer... Topics: murder, female criminals, Bridget Durgan, confessions